MS Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

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This is the first exam in the MCSA track for Office 365
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-office365-certification.aspx

Exam Home page is located at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam.aspx?ID=70-346

This exam is divided into six main categories

  1. Provision Office 365 where you will be Provision tenants, add and configure custom domains and plan a pilot.
  2. Plan and Implement Networking and Security in Office 365 is testing you in DNS configuration for the services, enable client connectivity to Office 365, Administer rights management and Manage administrator roles in Office 365
  3. Manage Cloud Identities tests you in password management, managing user and security groups and manage cloud identities with Microsoft PowerShell
  4. Implement and Manage identities by Using DirSync is testing you on preparing on-premises Active Directory for DirSync, DirSync setup and managing Active Directory users and groups with DirSync in place.
  5. In Implement and Manage Federation Identities [single sign-on(SSO)] you are tested in AD FS requirements planning, install and manage AD FS servers and install and manage AD FS proxies.
  6. The last skill mentioned is Monitor and Troubleshoot Office 365 Availability and Usage. Here you will be tested on analyzing reports, monitor service health and isolate service interruption.

As with every other reading list, this list has gotten it’s life during my own reading, an I’m still reading for it my self.

Provision Office 365

Provision tenants

Configure the tenant name, tenant region, global administrator; manage tenant subscriptions; and manage the licensing model

Add and configure custom domains

Specify domain name, confirm ownership, specify domain purpose, and move ownership of DNS to Office 365

Plan a pilot

Designate pilot users, identify workloads that don’t require migration, run the Office 365 onramp readiness tool, create a test plan or use case, and connect existing email accounts for pilot users, service descriptions

Plan and Implement Networking and Security in Office 365

Configure DNS records for services.

Creating DNS records for Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint.

Enable client connectivity to Office 365

Configure proxy server to allow anonymous access to Office 365 URLs, configure firewalls for outbound port access to Office 365, recommend bandwidth, Internet connectivity for clients, and deploy desktop setup for previous versions of Office clients

Administer rights management

Activate rights management, Office integration with rights management, assign roles for Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) RM, and enable recovery of protected document

Manage administrator roles in Office 365

Permission model, create or revoke assignment of administrative roles or the administrative model, determine and assign global administrator, billing administrator and user administrator, delegated administrator, and control password resets

Manage Cloud Identities

Configure password management

Expiration policy, password complexity, password resets, and Administration Center

Manage user and security groups

Bulk import, Windows Azure Active Directory Graph API, soft delete, Administration Center, and multi-factor authentication

Manage cloud identities with Microsoft PowerShell

Configure passwords to never expire, bulk update of user properties, bulk user creation, Windows Azure Active Directory cmdlets, bulk user license management, and hard delete users

Implement and Manage Identities by Using DirSync

Prepare on-premises Active Directory for DirSync

Plan for non-routable domain names, clean up existing objects, plan for filtering Active Directory, and support for multiple forests

Set up DirSync [WAAD sync tool]

Soft match filtering and identify synchronized attributes, password sync, and installation requirements

Manage Active Directory users and groups with DirSync in place.

Deleting, create, modify, and scheduled and forcing synchronization

Implement and Manage Federated Identities for Single Sign-On (SSO)

Plan requirements for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

Namespaces and certificates, plan AD FS internal topologies and dependencies, plan AD FS proxy topologies, network requirements, multi-factor authentication, and access filtering using claims rules

Install and manage AD FS servers

Create AD FS service account, configure farm or stand-alone settings, add additional servers, convert from standard to federated domain, and manage certificate lifecycle

Install and manage AD FS proxy servers

Set up perimeter network name resolution, install required Windows roles and features, set up certificates, configure AD FS proxy settings, and set custom proxy forms login page

Monitor and Troubleshoot Office 365 Availability and Usage

Analyze reports

Service reports, mail protection reports, auditing log, and portal email hygiene reports

Monitor service health

RSS feed, service health dashboard (including awareness of planned maintenance, service updates, and historical data), Office 365 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager, and Windows PowerShell cmdlets

Isolate service interruption

Create a service request, Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (RCA), Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging (MOSDAL) support toolkit, Transport Reliability IP Probe (TRIPP), Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer tool, and hybrid free/busy troubleshooter

I'm Aminu Bakori, software developer from Nigeria - A country in Africa. Yes Africa is not a country. I founded Payant.ng and some other amazing startups in Nigeria. If i'm not building softwares, you will see me hanging around the geeks at tech conferences. I love reading and teaching about software development.

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